Chapter 1: Introduction to Geographical Search

The GIS Book containing details and examples for creating GIS based content.
These couple of pages will hopefully break you in gently to the world of geographical searching.

The areas we will cover are

  • Local Solr (the search engine)
  • Local Lucene (the search library)
  • Geo Coding (converting an address to latitude / longitude)

In essence what we are attempting to accomplish is, from point x, find me all items within y miles which
contain this piece of text.

For example at the end of this chapter, you should be able to search for a restaurant, with in
25 miles of a location in New York.
In industries this is commonly known as local search, which is where the name local lucene, and local solr
came from.